The dependency-conflict hypothesis and the frequency of drunkenness

Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol Vol/Iss. 35 Published In Pages: 863-876
By Bacon, Margaret K.


Increased frequency of drunkenness is associated with societal customs surrounding dependence, thereby (i) negatively associated with indulgence of dependence in infancy, (ii) positively associated with demands for achievement in childhood, and (iii) negatively associated with dependent-seeking behavior in adulthood (p. 866).


The variable "instrumental dependence" was not significant in the multiple regression model (likely due to multicollinearity), but the other three variables were significant at the .05 level or below.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN